The handwritten label from Ecuagenera Nursery read 'Pleurothallis teaugei + gargantua.' Odd. What did the plus sign mean? If Ecuagenera had created a hybrid, wouldn't they have labeled it with the names of the parents, separated by an 'x'? Is this plant a hybrid? Are teaguei and gargantua the parents?
here. The sepals look very much like those of our unknown orchid. But note that gargantua's rosy petals and yellow lip are very different.
Whatever it is, our mystery Pleurothallis is a handsome plant. You can see it flowering now on the tree next to the door to the Conservation greenhouse.